Why is faith so important for Christianity?

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    Faith is the cornerstone of all Christians. It is how the disciples were able to preach and change the world. They absolutely believed in God's promises as told to them by Jesus Christ. The disciples treated the good news of Jesus as truth even though most of these truths were either promises for the future or at odds with the material world around them.

    When Christians act out on their faith, it is the evidence of things not seen. Faith is the source of a Christian's strength and places them in God's plan for mankind. Through faith Christians anticipate the future of God's promises and act in faith in their day-to-day activity knowing they are in God's plan.

    Without Christian faith there is no substance, no purpose, or strength in a person's life. People may have faith in other gods, themselves, or material things, but this type of faith is temporal and does not rely upon God's truth. Without faith in Jesus Christ, all is vanity with no purpose or hope. Jesus Christ came on this Earth to offer faith to all of mankind that everyone can be part of God's plan for eternal life and meaningful existence. Faith allows Christians to rise above earthly experience and participate in God's plan. See below for more commentary and Biblical advice on faith and Christianity.
     
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    It's because faith is a principle of action and hence power. You can believe, but not have faith. It's faith that motivates people to do things.
     
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    Why is faith so important for Christianity?

    Because it's not real. Duh.
     
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    Without faith, how can a con artist make his money??
     
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    "Without Christian faith there is no substance, no purpose, or strength in a person's life"

    Bull crap.
     
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    That is true Citizen!!

    With Christianity, you realize how worthless ife actually is and pray for that eternal life that you can only recieve after this dispicable god forsaken sin infested existence you inhabit has ended!!

    At least that is what Christianity seems to say to me. Of course, I am not a Christian!!:eusa_whistle:
     
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    That is the sales pitch that preachers spout, sure nuff.
    the truth may be otherwise.
     
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    There is the difference in how I used "truth" and how you used "truth"

    The truth I used is based on a predefined perspective. The truth you want is based on what is and is not in terms of reality.

    If we use your take on truth, then Christian theology is full of BS. But then, what religion is not?
     
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    Yes the latter and yes religion is full of bull.
    Even if God exists, etc religion is still full of bull.
     
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    Question...........

    If Christianity is so great, then can you explain why one of the leaders of a Christian group known as the Family, has advocated death for gay people in Uganda?

    I thought the Christian God was all about life, not death. Did you guys twist the message somehow over the ages?
     

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